Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sixers sign Johnson-Odom, release Brown

The 76ers released Lorenzo Brown and signed Darius Johnson-Odom to a 10-day contract on Friday.

Sixers sign Johnson-Odom, release Brown

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

The 76ers released Lorenzo Brown and signed Darius Johnson-Odom to a 10-day contract on Friday.

Brown became a casualty so the squad could make room on their 15-man roster.

The 6-foot-5 point guard has averaged 2.5 points, 1.6 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 8.6 minutes in 26 games appearances since signing with the Sixers on Nov. 20.  The rookie was assigned to the Delaware 87ers, the Sixers’ NBA Development team six times.

Johnson-Odom plays for the Springfield Armor of the D-League.  The Dallas Mavericks drafted the 6-foot-2 shooting guard with the 55th overall pick in the 2012 draft. He was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers waived him on Jan. 7, 2013.

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He played professionally in Russia and China before signing with the Armor on Jan. 3. Johnson-Odom averaged 22 points, 6.1 assists and 4. rebounds i 2 games with the Armor

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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